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[KETUBAH].

Italian decorated Ketubah.

Stock Code
91383
Massa and Carrara, Italy, 1730
£25,000

An attractive example of a traditional Jewish marriage contract, fully manuscript and elegantly decorated with fine colours and liquid gold.

The present wedding was celebrated on Wednesday the 12th of the month of Av, year 5490 of the Jewish calendar (1730), in the province of Massa and Carrara, Italy, between Gabriele son of David Vitali and Grazia, daughter of Isaac Piza. The Province of Massa and Carrara [or Massa-Carrara] is in the Italian region of Tuscany. It is named after the two main towns in its territory Carrara and the capital, Massa; there is evidence that Jews have lived in Tuscany since the Early Middle Ages. Although Florence and Pisa had the largest Jewish populations, many of the smaller towns were also home to significant Jewish communities. The province of Massa-Carrara is located not far from the city of Livorno, which saw an influx of Jewish settlers at the turn of

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Description

Ink and gouache on vellum, (76.5 x 53.5 cm). Framed and glazed.

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